The One & Only Jerusalem

Parashat Re’eh (See or Look) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 11:26–16:19 Haftarah: Isaiah 54:11–55:5 Often, when I travel around the world and hear other teachers teach, I am struck how sometimes teachers will neglect what God is actually … Read More

Everlasting Love & Mercy

Parashat Ekev (Because of) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 7:12–11:25 Haftarah: Isaiah 49:14–51:3 A few weeks ago, I wrote something controversial that some people found hard to accept. I wrote, “The truth is that if anyone picks and … Read More

Our Great Comfort

Parashat Va’etchanan (To Implore or Beg…) (Deuteronomy) 3:23–7:11 Haftarah: Isaiah 40:1–26 The Parasha this week opens with a very tragic account as Moses implores – or begs, as translated directly from Hebrew — God to … Read More

There is a Remnant

Parashat Parashat D’varim (Words) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 1:1–3:22 Haftarah: Isaiah 1:1–27 This week, we begin a new book: Deuteronomy! The book of Deuteronomy is an important book for us believers because it is a book of … Read More

The End of the Story?

Parashat Mattot (Tribes) & Masei (Tribes and Journeys) Bamidbar (Numbers) 30:2–32:42 & 33:1–36:13 Haftarah: Jeremiah 2:4–28, 3:4, 4:1–2 In the Parasha, we read of the conclusion of the journey of the children of Israel from … Read More

What’s Your Excuse?

Parashat Pinchas Bamidbar (Numbers) 25:10–30:1 Haftarah: Jeremiah 1:1–2:3 Two of the most impactful persons in the Bible were the most hesitant to answer God’s call. Moses was one of them. He was an incredible man … Read More

A Complex Relationship

Parashat Balak Bamidbar (Numbers) 22:2–25:9 Haftarah: Micah 5:6–6:8 In this week’s Parasha, Moab — or more specifically, her king, Balak — plays a very centeral role: Now Balak the son of Zippor saw all that … Read More

Does Truth Matter?

Parashat Chukat (Statute of) Bamidbar (Numbers) 19:1–22:1 Haftarah: Judges 11:1–33 Does truth matter nowadays? Do historical facts matter? These are just a couple of questions that came to mind as I was reading this week’s … Read More

Sneaky Rebellion

Parashat Korach Bamidbar (Numbers) 16:1–18:32 Haftarah: I Samuel 11:14–12:22 Do I accept God’s elect? Am I ok with the destiny, gifts, and responsibilities He has given me? Do I trust Him and His plan? These … Read More

A Matter of Trust

Parashat Shelach (Send Forth) Bamidbar (Numbers) 13:1–15:41 Haftarah: Joshua 2:1–24 I entitled this blog entry, “A Matter of Trust” because I believe we are faced with daily decisions in our walk with the LORD that … Read More